Janelle J.Geddes


Washington + 1.202.879.5423

Janelle Geddes assists clients in successfully navigating complex litigation, including commercial and multidistrict litigation and international arbitration. She has experience in the areas of discovery, depositions, pleadings, and motions and recently represented a Canadian investor in proceedings against Kazakhstan in an UNCITRAL arbitration. She also has defended a client facing allegations of fraud and corruption, including alleged violations of the U.S. securities laws.

Janelle is dedicated to pro bono service and has represented immigrants seeking asylum in the United States. She also participates in the Housing Right to Counsel project, which focuses on representing tenants who live in subsidized housing and are facing eviction, and has been involved with Jones Day's Hate Crimes Task Force, which seeks to combat the increase in hate crimes in the United States.


  • World Wide Minerals obtains arbitration award in excess of $50 million against the Republic of KazakhstanJones Day obtained an arbitration award on behalf of World Wide Minerals Ltd. ("WWM"), a Toronto-based mining company, and Mr. Paul A. Carroll, QC, WWM's President and CEO, which held that the Republic of Kazakhstan breached international law and the Canada-U.S.S.R. Bilateral Investment Treaty ("BIT") over 20 years ago.
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